Hallway bullets discovery puts Athens City Middle School on lockdown Wednesday

Athens City Middle School was put on lockdown after two bullets were found in the hallway. (Image: WTVC)

UPDATE (1:50pm):

Athens City Schools made an announcement on Facebook saying that students are no longer on lockdown after two bullets were discovered in an Athens City Middle School hallway.

"UPDATE: As of 1:50pm, students are no longer in lock-down. After thoroughly investigating the situation, we did not find a weapon. All students are safe and now in regular classes. Thank you for your support. - Mike Simmons"


Dr. Melanie Miller, Athens City Director of Schools, confirms to NewsChannel 9 that Athens City Middle School went on lockdown Wednesday morning after the discovery of two bullets in a hallway.

The school sent a text alert to all parents telling them what was going on.

Dr. Miller says the lockdown is merely a safety precaution.

Officers with the Athens Police Department are on the scene investigating.

Dr. Miller says those officer are reviewing surveillance video to see how the bullets wound up in the hallway.

Dr. Miller says there were no threats issued beforehand, and no weapons were found at the school.

Depend on us to bring you updates as we get them.

No threats and no weapons.

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